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Category: Food Security :: Famine
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U.S. masses aid along Venezuelan border as some humanitarian groups warn of risks 16.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some aid workers are being denounced as opposition activists and there are fears that all aid could be blocked. The situation could soon resemble a "medieval siege," warns an analyst in Caracas.
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A specter hangs over Nigeria's presidential election: hunger 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Salamatu Jibril takes one look at 1-month-old Sufiyan, drowsy under a heavy blanket on a sweaty day in northern Nigeria, and knows there’s a problem.

“The child is 2.7 kilograms [5.9 pounds] and is wasted,” Jibril says, using a term that specialists commonly ascribe to children who don’t weigh...

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Is sustainable agriculture the future, or the past? 9.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The history of our food system isn't just about food, it's also about power.
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How on Earth Are Birds Surviving During Chicago’s Incredible Cold Snap? 31.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Chicago is shuddering. With temperatures dropping down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit (colder, with the windchill), school is canceled, museums are closed, and transit agencies are relying on flaming, kerosene-soaked ropes to warm up steel tracks. The temperatures are life-threatening, and several 24-hour warming sheltersare open. Humans are trying their […]
Top 6 Reasons to Support Regenerative Agriculture 30.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

It's easy to forget that at one point, not so long ago, all food was organically grown in a way that supported the ecosystem and environment. This all changed in the 1940s when the Green Revolution took hold and industrial, chemical-dependent farming techniques spread and quickly became the norm.

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Investors Join Calls for a Food Revolution to Fight Climate Change 30.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

An influential group of investors has added its voice to a growing chorus of health professionals and scientists who are calling for radical changes to agriculture and food consumption in an effort to fight climate change, malnutrition and obesity. 

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Big Food Blamed for Ills Far Beyond Flab in Sweeping Report 30.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The Lancet Commission on Obesity blamed a growth-focused sector for a system that gorges populations on empty calories while misusing land, energy and other resources. Without naming companies, the report released late Sunday called for restricting the industry -- led by multinationals such as Nestle SA, McDonald’s Corp. and Coca-Cola Co. -- from policy-related discussions

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How climate change is adding to the health risks of poor people 29.1.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
How global warming is adding to the health risks of poor people
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Obesity, climate change and hunger must be fought as one, health experts declare 28.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Maybe, when it comes to finding a way out of a global crisis of obesity, we’re just thinking too small.

Maybe the steps needed to reverse a pandemic of unhealthy weight gain are the same as those needed to solve two other crises of human health: malnutrition and climate change.

So instead of trying...

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Climate change is making us sicker and shortening our lives, doctors say 17.1.2019 LA Times: Science

In the welter of daily demands upon physicians, it might be easy to imagine that weaning the world off its reliance on fossil fuels is asking a bit too much.

But preventing sickness and averting premature death are squarely in a physician’s wheelhouse. And dramatic increases in both are projected...

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How DSM is embracing the Sustainable Development Goals 9.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The food supply giant is pursuing five of the SDGs to drive its sustainability efforts, including the mission to eradicate hunger.
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Hungry, drought-stricken corner of Pakistan is a land where 'humans don't have water to drink' 3.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Abdul Hameed walks along the edge of the Chiltan dam’s dry reservoir to a hut, where he spends his days watching for passing animals that could be threatened by hunters. Lately, the provincial wildlife ranger says, the beasts have been scarce.

“There used to be ibex, markhor goats, other wildlife,”...

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Warring sides in Yemen agree to cease-fire in key port city 13.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After week-long peace talks at a castle in Sweden, the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have agreed to a cease-fire in Hodeidah, a strategically significant city held by the rebels.
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World hunger rose for three years running, and climate change is a cause 21.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
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How Chipotle, MGM and Microsoft are trimming food waste 1.10.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
And which technologies could be essential ingredients in your company's own reduction recipe.
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Official rates of employment overlook poorly paid jobs, poverty, inequality 5.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn The recent Statistics Canada report that Canada's unemployment rate had dropped to 5.7 per cent , the lowest in four decades, was greeted with great jubilation by politicians, most economists, and the mass media. They welcomed the "good news" that the vast majority of Canadians now have jobs and so presumably are being spared the stress and strain of destitution.    Statistics on their own, however, can be factually misleading, as they certainly are in this case. Unless they are accompanied by other pertinent information -- such as the pay rate and security of an occupation -- they are seriously deficient in the broad inferences they allegedly imply. If you happen to be a doctor, a lawyer, a business executive, a banker, a professor, a high-tech specialist, even an engineer or utilities manager, you have an annual income ranging down from millions of dollars to at least $100,000. Your position is relatively secure and you have no trouble providing your family with a high living standard. But if ...
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The 'Everything Handmade' Trend Will Curb Job Losses 21.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Automation will eliminate some jobs, but consumers will often pay a premium for the human touch.
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This Economist Reveals the Deadly Truth About the Trump Administration’s Assault on Breastfeeding 10.7.2018 Mother Jones
According to a Sunday New York Times scoop, President Donald Trump’s delegation to the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly recently bullied smaller, less wealthy nations in an ultimately failed effort to crush a resolution urging mothers to breastfeed infants.  According to Trump himself, the account was just more “fake news” from the “failing” New York Times.  […]
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UN to vote on resolution on link between conflict and famine 24.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote soon on a resolution recognizing the link between conflict and the threat of famine.
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Counting calories won't reduce obesity. So why are we requiring restaurants to post them? 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Counting calories is now the law of the land. This month, a long-delayed regulation came into effect requiring all food chains with 20 or more locations to list calorie information on their menus. Nutritionists fought to include the rule in the Affordable Care Act as a means of fighting obesity....

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